06/12/2014

by The Morning Pulse

The earliest delivery of the industry’s essential news

June 12, 2014

401(a)/(k)/403(b)/457(b) RETIREMENT PLANS

Auto Features Boosting Participation, Savings Rates
Half of Boomers Do Not Know Retirement Need
Millennials Learned Lesson About Saving

DEFINED BENEFIT PENSION PLANS

US Public Pension Shortfalls Exceed $1 Trillion
Diet COLAs in Public Pension Plans
Allow counties to switch from pensions to 401(k) plans
San Jose appeals Measure B ruling
Pension board to discuss bankruptcy ruling

De-risking Pension Funds In A Rising Rate Environment
Many still don’t get pension transfer risk
Pa. House expected to debate ‘hybrid’ pension plan

MACRO ECONOMICS AND ASSET MANAGEMENT

World Bank scales back forecast for global growth
China tries low-key approach to boosting economy
Recession made developed markets permanently poorer
Companies push more into Treasurys, shed other bonds
Fed wants global nod before new “too big to fail” rule

NON TRADITIONAL INVESTMENTS

Hedge Fund AUM Crossed $2.1 trillion In May
IRS Backs Investors Seeking Change to Hedge Fund Fees
Hedge funds fret over US student loan reform
Many affluent investors in dark about alt investments
Transparency is Still Lacking in Alternative Investments

Demand for alternative assets forces money managers to change
China’s Real Estate Downturn Spells Trouble for Global Economy
Real estate group pushes for more alts in DC plans
SEC official raps private equity funds over disclosure

PERSONAL FINANCE

Why The Glass Must Be Half Empty In Financial Planning
Estate planning 101: Don’t forget digital assets
The long-term-care dilemmaLife Insurance For Estate Taxes And Retirement

HEALTH CARE

Health-Care Providers Want Patients to Read Medical Records, Spot Errors
Healthcare Business Intelligence (BI) Market worth $4.7 Billion by 2018
AMA to insurers: Be fair to doctors

Jeffrey H. Snyder

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

An American entrepreneur and business leader, Jeffrey H. Snyder represents the American ethos and work ethic by applying his management, finance and information technology skills and experience to the financial services industry. He currently serves as a Vice President, Senior Consultant with Cammack Retirement Group and Chief Executive Officer of The Morning Pulse, Inc.,

Jeffrey has held a wide range of senior positions within the United States defined contribution retirement industry. His experience is as broad as it is deep and he has worked with many of the industry’s top firms to provide guidance and solutions to employers throughout all sectors of the economy.

Considered an “industry insider” and an independent voice, Jeffrey is often sought out for his opinion on a wide range of industry topics speaking at industry conferences and web events. Most recently, Jeffrey was a panelist for Pension and Investments’ 2013 Public Funds DC Summit and the moderator for Bloomberg’s “Ahead of the Curve: The Latest Trends of Defined Contribution Retirement Plans”. He has also been quoted in industry periodicals and has written countless articles. He recently authored “A Bid for Change: Using the Competitive Process to Transform Your DC Retirement Program”,  Optimizing Public Pension Systems: A Call for a Plan of Action for Public Defined Contribution Plan Sponsors and Eight Hot Topics for Defined Contribution Retirement Plan Sponsors which were picked up by the National media.

ABOUT THE MORNING PULSE

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